California Spicy Cherry Brownies

From LA Times http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/14/food/la-fo-sweet-spicerec3-20101014

Yield: 16 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup(s) unsalted butter melted
  • 3 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) flour
  • 1 cup(s) cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  • 1 cup(s) dried sweet cherries
  • 1 cup(s) semisweet chocolate chips

Preparation

  1. Recipe makes 16 squares
  2. 1. Oven at 350
  3. 2. Spray or oil 13x9 pan (light metal, not dark) and hold aside
  4. 3. Sift together and hold aside:
  5. 1½ cups flour
  6. 1 cup cocoa powder
  7. 1 tsp salt
  8. 1 tsp cayenne
  9. ½ tsp cinnamon
  10. 4. Rough chop (or leave whole, if you prefer):
  11. 1 cup dried sweet cherries
  12. 5. Add to cherries and hold aside:
  13. 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  14. 6. On low setting, melt and then place in mixing bowl:
  15. 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  16. 7. To the melted butter, using electric mixer, thoroughly beat in:
  17. 3 cups white sugar
  18. 1 tbs vanilla
  19. 8. To the butter/sugar, thoroughly beat in, one at a time
  20. 4 large eggs
  21. 9. Slowly add the reserved sifted ingredients to the wet, slowly mixing just 'til evenly combined to form smooth batter
  22. 10. Fold in the reserved cherries/chips
  23. 11. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish
  24. 12. Bake at 350 until a toothpick comes out clean, 35-40 minutes
  25. 13. Place the pan on a rack and cool completely
  26. 14. Use serrated knife to cut into 16 squares (I cut into more pieces than this & mine were a bit messy)
  27. 15. Arrange the nice-looking pieces on serving dish (keep the ugly ones for the cook!)
  28. 16. Before serving, lightly dust with confectioner's sugar
June 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by carolfitz and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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